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Impact of Petrochemicals on Society and the Environment

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Yohannes Biniam

on 21 November 2012

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Transcript of Impact of Petrochemicals on Society and the Environment

Petrochemicals Impact of Chemicals on Society and the Environment What are Petrochemicals? Petrochemicals are chemical products derived from petroleum. Some Examples of Petroleum Oil Coal Natural Gas Where do Petrochemicals come from? Fossil Fuels
Crude Oil
Natural Gas Where do the chemicals end up ?

Petrochemicals are separated into two distinct groups olefins and aromatics
The aromatics such as benzene are used in to make dyes, and detergents.
The olefins propylene, and butadiene. Ethylene and propylene are important sources of industrial chemicals and plastics products. Butadiene is used in making synthetic rubber. Schematic of Petrochemicals What happens to the Petrochemicals over time? Over time Petrochemicals do not decay. What role does/can science play in this? Science plays a very crucial role in the development and refining of petrochemicals. In regards to all of the above: Is it good, bad, or don't care? Pros and Cons of Petrochemicals Pros of Petrochemicals Petrochemicals can be used for wide range of applications. Cons of Petrochemicals Transportation Energy Alternatives
Solar Energy Wind Farms Water Power Geothermal Power Refrences Images/prezi.com
Enviornment Non renewable
Vast amount of pollution
Oil drilling leads to irreversable damage to the adjoining enviornment Society Causes disease
Causes difencencies
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